April 13, 2023
Report and photos by Jim
Four Ithaca Hikers met David Priester of the Cayuga Trails Club at Hanshaw and Lower Creek Roads for a small trail maintenance project on our adopted section of the Cayuga Trail. One of the footbridges had become destabilized due to erosion on a bank.
After a short hike to the work site on the orange-blazed trail section, the work party spent a few minutes digging out one end of the footbridge. David lag-bolted some new 2 x 8 stringers into the existing footbridge, and we backfilled the end of the bridge with rocks and dirt.
No sooner had we completed the project than a Primitive Pursuits class of a dozen or so young kids and adult counselors hiked through and had a chance to try out the reinforced footbridge.
Thanks to everyone who came out to assist with this project!